The Capital Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent filmmakers from around the world to a global audience. We will visit numerous Capitals around the globe.

The Capital Filmmakers Film Festival is all about bringing together different cultures, different cities and different point of views.

Known for its beautiful architecture and rich culture we felt that this was the perfect starting place for our travelling film festival, and we will be back for a sixth edition in Madrid in 2023.

Best Feature

Best Short

Best "Short" Short

Best Documentary

Best Drama

Best Romance

Best Animation

Best Screenplay

Madrid Capital Award

Any year of production is accepted.

Films that are already distributed online are accepted.

The “Short shorts” category is for shorts under 10 minutes in length.

The “Shorts” category is for films up to 40 minutes in length.

The “Feature” category is for films that are more than 40 minutes in length.

The "Spanish Films" category is for films by Spanish filmmakers

The "Madrid Films" category is for films produced in Madrid or by Madrid Based Filmmakers of any nationality

Films that use third-party material must have the necessary rights and permissions to use this material.

If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities for up to 12 months after the festival date. By sending us your submission, you agree with this unless this is specifically stated to us by email. For all these screenings between festivals, a special permission will be requested stating a time frame and the city.

We do not pay screening fees.

The decisions of the programmers and jury is final and irrevocable

Overall Rating
  • Marina Wagner Moll

    Has the festival been held? I just read that the email was hacked ... I sent my movie and nobody replied.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Marina

    After the notification email (requesting all the needed information) we sent late September a note to all finalist explaining that we decided to postpone the event at Artistic Metropol until it was safe to celebrate events again. As we do not got any reply from your side, we assumed you we also ok with that. for more details you can of course contact any time our team. Sorry communication has been an issue in this case. Regards

  • Happy to have been awarded with our movie The breath of Celia, in this exquisite International Film Festival Filmmakers Festival Madrid !!!
    A great Festival dedicated to the author's cinema to which we wish all the success of the world !!!

    September 2019
  • John Anthony Flavin

    So happy to have been a semi finalist at the Capital Filmmakers Festival in the city I live and love. Muchas gracias!!

    September 2019
  • This is an up and coming Festival with lots of potential. Great communication from the organizers.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Hi Cati and Mike.
    Thanks for your review. We missed you at the festival. But hope to have your film in any other of the Capital Cities! We are sure next time when you come and share with us our screening, you will for sure give us a 5 Starts for Hospitality and Networking. Keep doing great films!

  • Cool festival. Great communication. Thanks for the Semi-Finalist Laurel. Hope to meet in the future.

    September 2018